welcome to little planet photos
specialists in nursery and pre school photography
Little Planet Photos is a small team dedicated to photographing children having fun at their nursery and pre-school.
This is such an important stage in a child’s development – it’s where they begin to learn new things and make friends too. From wide-eyed wonderment to cheeks dimpled with giggles we capture all their adorable expressions in beautiful, natural portraits, infused with character and charm. Our stunning images are a precious keepsake of this fleeting time for parents, and a lovely way for nurseries to offer a little extra to their clients.
We’re a small team of photographers with lots of experience in photographing babies and young children.
Most of us are parents too and know how to engage little ones so we can get fabulous un-posed photographs that capture each child’s unique personality.
how we work
how we work
BEFORE THE SHOOT
At our pre-shoot meeting we find out the nursery or pre-school’s timetable so we can work around it. Getting to know the keyworkers is an important part of the visit too. While it’s lovely to hold the sessions outside, we always have a plan for indoor shoots in case it’s rainy or cold on the day. So we’ll use the visit to scope out the space to find the most photogenic places and the best spots for natural light.
ON THE DAY
Mornings are usually best because the children are more alert and we get better images. We work with small groups: while one child is being photographed, their friends gather around so they can see what’s going on. The keyworkers play an important role in the sessions too, because they know what will amuse and engage each of the little ones.
We always try to get a great mix of shots. Along with the laughter, we will include in the gallery any contemplative shots that have been taken so there is wide range of expressions for the parent to choose from.
CHOOSING & BUYING IMAGES
After the shoot we choose a selection of the best images of each child and upload colour, and black and white versions to the gallery on a password protected gallery. Please note that this is a communal gallery. Depending on how many children in the nursery it can be a school gallery or a class. Parents sign a permission form in advance to say that they are happy with this. From experience we find that sales are greater from communal galleries as many of the parents are in Whatsapp groups and encourage each other to buy.
The images can be ordered online as beautifully presented prints in a range of sizes, framed in card presentation mounts. They are also available as digital files, which can be printed as and when, or shared online with family and friends.
Parents simply choose the images they want to buy, and pay online, selecting postage and packing if they want their prints delivered direct to them. There is one free delivery to the nursery or pre-school after the order deadline has passed.
“We would like to say ‘how professional and friendly you are, it’s not just the lovely images you produce, but the care, attention and detail you give to every child to ensure the quality of each image you create. Having worked with many childcare photo professionals in the past you are by far the best, friendly professional and efficient service is received and we will always be using you as our nursey photographer going forward, thank you.”Ryan
family mini sessions
fabulous family photography
As well as working with nurseries and pre-schools, we also run weekend family Mini Sessions. These are a great way to get a feel for what’s involved in a full Family Lifestyle photography session. And you’ll get some great up-to-date photographs with the time investment of a full session.
HOW THEY WORK
Mini Sessions are held in one of Kingston’s lovely parks and each session is 30 minutes – long enough to get some fabulous family group shots as well as individual portraits, and short enough to keep young children engaged.
Because we’re very experienced at photographing children (and adults too!) we can promise you some wonderful, natural shots in that time. And don’t worry if it rains – we’ll simply reschedule.
WHAT YOU GET
- Preparation guide, including what to wear
- 30-minute photography session
- Edited images for you to view online
- Private password-protected gallery where you can view 25 images
- 10% off further products if you order within the first few days of the images being online
- Post-production on the chosen images
- Four 9″x7″ fine art, mounted prints presented in simple black frames that can stand on your desk or be hung on a wall
- The same four images as files in both black and white, and colour, for you to print yourself up to A4
The time constraints do mean that our Mini Sessions aren’t suitable for everyone. To get the most out of the Mini Session for you, we can only photograph at the most two children with their family, and they would need to be at ease in front of the camera.
For more information about the Mini Session please call Annie on 07711391919
“We first heard about Annie when she took some lovely pictures of our eldest son at his nursery. After our second son was born we wanted pictures of the boys together and a family shoot and Annie suggested a mini session. This was perfect as the youngest wasn’t able to sit through a long shoot. Annie knew the best place in the park for the time of year and took some amazing photos before the boys got restless. We were able to give some of the prints for presents and keep some shots for ourselves. We’d definitely recommend the mini sessions to anyone with young children.” Cecilia – MinisessionCecilia
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get in touch
We cover SW London out as far as Cobham for our nursery and pre-school service and our Mini Sessions are held in one of Kingston’s parks.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details about how we work and to book a nursery shoot or a Mini Session, or give me a call on 07711 391919. Your information will only be used to contact you concerning your enquiry unless you request to be put on our newsletter list. Thank you and looking to hearing from you!